Decolonization / Edition 2

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Overview

Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines:

  • the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire
  • the expectations and problems created by independence
  • the major demographic shifts accompanying the end of the empire
  • the cultural experiences, literary movements, and the search for ideology of the dying empire and the newly independent nations.

With an annotated bibliography and a chronology of political decolonization, Decolonization gives a concise, original and multi-disciplinary introduction to this controversial theme and analyzes what the future holds beyond the empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415318204
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/26/2004
  • Series: Making of the Contemporary World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction 1
1 Empire in the afternoon: the interwar years 5
2 The sea change of empire: the effects of World War II 20
3 Instability and uncertainty: the postwar situation 30
4 Pronouncements, denunciations, and the search for ideology: international public opinion and decolonization 38
5 Countryside and city: the two landscapes of decolonization 52
6 "Gotta be this or that": the problems of independence 65
7 Outside in: colonial migration 78
8 Land and language: concerns over the perceived continuing European presence 88
9 In the wake of the past: persistent problems 100
10 Beyond empire: current issues and conditions in the study of imperialism and decolonization 106
Chronology of political decolonization 111
Glossary 114
Notes 117
Annotated bibliography 120
Index 127
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